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Equivalence? Limerick Open Thread

If burning a man in a cage Is condemnable terrorist rage How can we condone A blast from a drone? Both are signs of a more savage age Share your thoughts on the age that’s before us Strike your keyboard and join in the chorus

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What Do You Know? (Open Thread)

We spend a lot of time here at Irregular Times sharing what we’ve learned — but we have a lot to learn, too. So tonight I’m turning the tables: What do you know that needs to be shared? Post a comment here with a tip,

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Political Protest Open Thread (Share the Outrage)

As you may have noticed, over on the right-hand side of this page Irregular Times maintains a list of upcoming political protest events. Although we occasionally despair at the uphill odds faced by popular protests to overcome the organized machinations of wealth and power, we

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What Have You Learned?

Today I learned that: Sunflowers are “allelopathic” — this means that they release substances inhibiting the growth of other plants. A “banana tree” is not actually a tree, because it doesn’t contain any woody stem. Technically, it’s a big herb! The word “canter” is a

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Share What You Know (Open Thread)

Even at my relatively advanced age I manage to learn something new everyday. Today, for instance, I learned that yes, it is possible to stick one’s toes in one’s nose. What have you learned of greater or lesser importance? Share it! Open thread.

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What Summer News Matters?

Now that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the summer of 2009, we’re seeing the full media effect of the “silly season.” Newspapers are hashing and rehashing and re-rehashing the death of Michael Jackson, a figure most had forgotten, in no small part because it

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?